I know, I've been through it like all you ladies and gentlemen out there been through before. I have bleached my hair a total of 7 times now. The first time I bleached my hair to obtain my silver hair, my old hair stylist (who I did not do much research on before this all happened, and I don't go to her anymore) had bleached my hair 4 times in one day. One day. My hair, obviously, was incredibly dry. Every time I combed my hair with my hand, I could see a ton of dry, dead hair falling off and getting tangled in-between my fingers.
I was desperate to get softer and healthier hair. I did so many research, asked so many hair stylists questions and now I finally have soft and healthy hair. A lot of people compliment my hair and when they touch my hair, they actually get shocked how soft and healthy my hair is. Anyways, I just wanted to share what I did to achieve my hair!
Stop washing your hair every day.
I know this sounds super disgusting, but the longer you hold out on washing your hair the better. The most I can do is two days because my hair gets super greasy fast and easily. Your natural hair oils is pretty important, they help keep your hair healthy and shiny. Every time after I wash my hair, my hair is extremely soft. Lav it. <3
Wash your hair with warm water.
Not hot. Just warm. Actually, the less hot the water is, the better.
Blow dry on warm heat.
Obviously every blow dryer has hot, warm, and cold settings. Use the warm one to prevent dryness and tangles in your hair.
Cut or trim your hair.
I knowwwwww girl. Cutting your hair is so sad. I feel it too. After bleaching my hair so much, my hair has been cut multiple times. When I used to want longer hair, (now I'm currently fond of short hair) I would be so hesitant on cutting it--but you won't regret it when you do--because after you cut your hair, you'll notice that your hair is a lot softer than before. When I first bleached my hair, I would normally cut about 1-4 inches off, depending on how dry my hair was.
If you don't feel like cutting your hair, you could try trimming your hair. Whenever your hair feels dry--which takes about 1-2 months to see your ends being dry--you could trim an inch off so you don't have to feel shitty about having to cut a ton of your hair off.
Keep your hair the same color using oVertone. I currently use the vibrant blue go deep, so I only need to maintain my color every time the color fades. I wrote a review about using the silver go deep in my other blog post so I won't drag on too much about how much I love oVertone. LOL.
If you don't know about this already then, let me tell you. Coconut oil is a miracle treatment for your hair. It's cheap, it's easily accessible, and it's natural! You can pretty much find coconut oil anywhere. I got mine from Trader Joe's, it's 16 oz for $5.99!!
What I do for the coconut oil treatment:
- 1 cup of coconut oil (or however much you need depending on the length of your hair)
- Warm the coconut oil up until it melts
- Wear gloves, or not, if you want your hands to be soaked in coconut oil. Coconut oil also gets really messy to apply, so be sure to wear a shirt that you don't really give a crap about
- Tie your hair, cover it with plastic (I use saran wrap), and leave it in for 30 minutes or longer if you can
- Wash your hair with warm water and use hair oil
There's also this article on how to use coconut oil step by step, I think they explained it better than me.
Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins.
I also did a review on this before in my other blog post. My hair grows out super slow and this boosts my speed. Obviously, my hair doesn't go super saiyan and grow out 5-10 inches in a month, but it's a lot faster than before. Also, I noticed that whenever I start taking these vitamins, my hair becomes extremely soft and has less tangles.
Bonacure Hair Therapy Oil Miracle.
I actually bought this hair therapy oil from a Taiwanese salon last year and have been using it for the past year. This is actually a freaking miracle treatment for me. I always use this every day, and every time my hair dries, it's extremely soft. My friends run their fingers through my hair and are all really surprised about how soft my hair gets even when it's bleached, and I know that this oil is really working for me.
Last but not least, be patient.
My hair used to take a very long time to grow and I know that these steps seem like it's a lot, but it's really not. I mean, I'm not a professional hair stylist or anything, but I know that this works out for me and I just want to share how I got to this point of my hair--where it's healthy, long, shiny, and soft. When you get used to these steps, you'll really start to notice how healthy your hair gets.
Good luck guys! <3